George Rafty

Principal & Licensed Real Estate Agent

A trusted name in Real Estate, George Rafty's humble, truthful and personable approach gives him the ability to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients over the past 28 years. Always with best interests at heart, his caring and genuine personality continually bring out enjoyable and favourable experiences for his clients.

George's incredible work ethic has placed him in the top 1% of Agents in Australia for more than 27 years and has been the #1 Selling Agent for the First National group for the past 6 years. His expertise is a living testament to selling properties and providing the community with the highest level of service and marketing, whilst leading an award-winning sales team. His results speak for themselves, selling more residential property than any other agent in the Newcastle area and consistently selling more than 100 properties every year.

As Principal of First National Newcastle City, George loves leading a unique and caring-focused team that continually strives for its client's success. He has pioneered a culture prioritising unity, professionalism, and a strong work ethic, ensuring everyone is committed to doing the best for their clients, colleagues, and community.

After starting First National Newcastle City in 2016, George exceeded his own expectations from the very outset, and the Agency has now ranked #2 Selling agency for the group. A multi-award winner throughout his 29-year career – George’s experience, market knowledge and professionalism sees him consistently setting record prices for sales across Newcastle, making him one of the most sought-after agents in the region.

When he’s not selling property, George loves going away with family, having friends over for a barbecue and entertaining loved ones at home. You can find him relaxing amongst good food and great company, whether he’s enjoying bonding time with his kids or just kicking back watching a good game of footy.


Awards and achievements

First National Real Estate Group - National Salesperson of the Year 2016 - 2021

First National Real Estate Group - #1 Selling agent 2016 - 2021

REB Top 100 Agents 2012 - 2021

Real Estate Institute of Australia REIA National Awards of Excellence - Finalist Residential Salesperson 2017

REINSW Awards of Excellence - Winner Residential Salesperson 2016

REB Regional Sales Agent Of The Year Finalist 2014, 2015, 2020



George sold me my rental 20 years ago and when it came time for me to sell, I contacted him naturally as he is very professional in the way he operates. A friendly, pleasant person who made the entire process of selling stress free. Property sold within two days, and I was more than happy with the way George looked after me.

Seller - September 2023

George was fantastic and kept us really well informed throughout the entire sale process. George has exceptional knowledge of the property market and was able to make our whole sale process very stress free. George went above and beyond to make sure of an efficient sale and was always looking out for our best interests. I would be more than happy to use George’s services again at any time.

Seller - August 2023

George and his team are exceptional. They came as a recommendation from a friend, and they exceeded expectations. George was really helpful in arranging everything we needed to prepare the house for market efficiently. He and his team have great market awareness and can communicate their knowledge and recommendations clearly and effectively. I felt like it was a partnership through the whole process that yielded a prompt and successful outcome for all involved. Thanks George and team!

Seller - November 2022

George handled the sale of my mum's much loved family home. In a difficult falling market we achieved an outstanding price. Throughout the process, George and his team treated all parties with great courtesy and respect. Experience does count and his skill to create a positive environment is largely responsible for our success. At all times, we were fully consulted and informed. George proved his worth from start to finish. He and his team are warm, friendly, and thoroughly professional.

Seller - November 2022

George and his team have been wonderful to deal with! As a solicitor I have dealt with George in numerous buying and selling transactions. He has also acted for my family in multiple property development sales with huge success. George’s knowledge of the market, attention to detail, professionalism, marketing, and negotiation skills are first rate. He has a very well-resourced team and always responds very promptly to any requests. I highly recommend George & the First National Newcastle team.

Buyer - March 2022

Thank you to George and the First National team. We have bought and sold with George many times over the years and always feel well informed and trust his professional and knowledgeable guidance through out the process. Great result as always!

Seller - June 2021
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